During the last week, anticorruption school Lab of Active Citizens visited Sumy (12 April), Kharkiv (13 April), Chernivtsi (15 April), Poltava (15 April) and Kirovograd (17 April).
The participants of trainings have acquired practical knowledge and skills on the following topics:
- Access to financial information: analysis of declarations of the public official and the MPs;
- Detecting corruption schemes in public procurement, in the energy sector and in housing and communal services;
- Particularities of journalistic investigations.
In addition, Media Law Institute underwent an important transformation as on its basis Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law was established.
“When in 2005 Tetiana Oleksiyuk and Igor Rozkladaj and I founded Media Law Institute we did not think that soon we will become one of the most influential civil society organisations. Today the range of our activities has been broadened. Nowadays, it includes not only media law. In partnership with civic and donor organisations we are active in various areas,” – explained Taras Shevchenko, director of Center for Democracy and Rule of Law, during the presentation of a new name. However, he re-assured that activities of the organisation in media legislation and media law will be left under the well – recognized name of Media Law Institute.
In general, Center for Democracy and Rule of Law will be working on three strategic goals:
- To provide supportive media environment;
- To support and implement civic initiatives;
- To fight corruption.
The photos of the training in Sumy can be found here.
The photos of the training in Kharkiv can be found here.
The photos of the training in Chernivtsi can be found here.
The photos of the training in Poltava can be found here.
The photos of the training in Kirovograd can be found here.